In The Heart of Mangrove Bight
Fly Fish Guanaja is an all inclusive saltwater fly-fishing and adventure lodge in the Bay Islands of Honduras. Guanaja is the most remote and pristine of the Bay Islands with a prolific fishery. Fly Fish Guanaja lodge is a jungle beach paradise near the fishing village of Mangrove Bight.
Mountains covered in jungle tower over Caribbean flats full of permit, bonefish, tarpon, triggerfish and many other species. Fly-fishing guides, boat captains, pilots, chefs and more make up our authentic island team that never changes, only grows with lifetime memories. Guanaja is the most remote Bay Island located 43 miles off the north coast of Honduras and 8 miles from Roatan. It is know as the “Green Island” of Honduras, the most mountainous and lush of all the Bay Islands with unlimited natural spring water. Population is only 5,500 people and spread out in a few local fishing villages.
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Five new construction cabins with AC
On the Ocean – walk right to your boat in the morning
Mangrove Bight is one the most peaceful fishing villages in the world and we are part of it. Guanaja staff thrives on showing you their culture and village.
Hopefully you are able to visit many places on this Earth during your life, if you are one of the lucky ones, then Guanaja should be on your list. The fishing is phenomenal, we have hosted the cherished memories of countless new saltwater anglers mixed with countless veterans. Our permit and bones are bigger than average and we compete with any Caribbean fishing experience.
Wether you are brand new at fly fishing, or combing the Earth for every spot permit and bonefish live, we are a highlighted experience on anyone’s journey. The fishing is on the surface, literally and metaphorically. We cast to tailing fish, yes, but it’s just the activity that brings us to one of the most beautiful places on Earth, sharing it with some of the most genuine people you will every meet.
The lodge cuisine is an infusion of Honduran dishes combined with fresh local ingredients. Guanaja specialties include fresh seafood cooked to perfection, tamales, carne asada and baleadas. Their kitchen prepares and cooks with fresh, local produce and supports sustainable fishing for fresh seafood. All of the produce and meat is sourced locally.
When people hear the word “Honduras”, bonefish, permit, and tarpon don’t usually come to mind. Violence on the mainland takes up the media while the Bay Islands remain a safe Caribbean paradise, surrounded by flats.
What makes Guanaja unique?
You are generally the only one fishing the entire island as they are the only Fly Fishing operation. Guanaja offers a diverse Caribbean flats fishery where the shallow flats comprise of hard sand, turtle grass and coral. You mainly fish for permit and bonefish but also hunt tarpon, snook, various species of jacks and trigger fish. When fishing Guanaja, you can expect to wade fish about 65 percent of the time and fish out from a boat the other 35 percent.
If you are in search of the elusive permit, you are coming to the right place.
The permit fishing in Guanaja will have you looking at real estate and wanting to move to the island. There is an abundance of permit that frequent the flats of Guanaja and it is likely to see between 10 – 50 permit in a day with multiple opportunities at shots.
Guanaja bonefish average 4-7 pounds with some fish reaching 10 pounds. There are several big schools around the smaller islands on the South of Guanaja, and big singles feed around the entire coast. Looking for bonefish in Guanaja is a treat because they are everywhere, always seeing tails. Guides are crucial is most parts of Guanaja as the best parts are accessed by boats. The bonefish are big and plentiful in Guanaja, but they are not easy to catch. Guanaja offers a perfect challenge for genuine bonefishers who seek challenge Guanaja will disintegrate the angler looking for big numbers of easy fish.
Guanaja baby tarpon range from five to 40 pounds, and it is common (when they’re found) to sight cast to them on moving tides. There are schools of them that live in the flats in front of the small community of Mangrove Bight. Cruising the flats like they own them, skimming their reflective bodies from the deeps and back into the turtle grass, the sight of these monsters makes you look twice. They are stealthy but when a well presented fly flashes in their feeding zone the temptation is too great for them to resist. Huge mouths wide open, smacking down just in time for the angler to set the hook. Bow to the silver king and hold on as the power these beast have is incredible.
Packages and Rates
Guanaja Fly Fishing Package:
Saturday to Saturday
7 Nights Accommodation
6 days fishing in GUANAJA
All Inclusive – Meals / Drinks
Cost: $3,850 /person
Transfer cost from Roatan to Guanaja
$10.00 Environmental Fund contribution to the Marine Park.
Guanaja / Roatan Combo Package:
Saturday to Saturday
7 Nights Accommodation
6 days fishing
Transfer cost from Roatan to Guanaja
$10.00 Environmental Fund contribution to the Marine Park
Since arriving in Guanaja we heard legends of the Faraway Keys. Bonefish schools of 1000, eating bare hooks, averaging 6 pounds. Tales of permit that would break the world record if caught on a fly. These rumors led us to voyage beyond the horizon. We discovered . . . the rumors are true
Fly Fish Guanaja developed a remote basecamp on a small Caribbean island 160 miles east of Guanaja. The Faraway Cayes are inhabited with several giant schools of bonefish, down to big singles that are much larger on average than typical Central American bonefish with some pushing double digits. The permit fishery is world class. Many shots a day are expected with several landed in a week. The average permit are over 15 pounds, and some reach over 50!
PACKAGE AND RATES: Faraway Cayes Package
Cost: $13,500 per person
Friday to Saturday
6 days Guided fly fishing, 8 nights accommodation
Meals & soft drinks while at Faraway
Gratuities & Alcoholic Beverages
Dinner Friday Night Arrival Or Breakfast the morning heading to Faraway Keys
6 Anglers Max per week
The Faraway Cayes are part of a massive reef system stretching for hundreds of miles offshore of Honduras (and eventually into Nicaraguan waters). It is not continuous, but cut through with channels, and with blue water separating sections of reef. The depth is variable, with deeper flats comprising the majority of the terrain, but with plenty of cayes, sandbars, turtle grass flats, and other shallow structure on the back side of the solid coral. The shallow water is clustered in select areas along the reef, often separated by long distances in between.
These are not the endless ankle-deep flats of the Bahamas. But that topography presents a tradeoff most fly fishermen will take. Vast flats can mean hours and miles of poling or wading without any action. More circumscribed flats often concentrate the fish; this is true at the Faraway Cayes. The shallow turtle grass is full of permit, and lots of triggerfish. The sandy patches hold huge schools of bonefish.
BASECAMP: HOME SWEET HOME…..YURT LIFE
Basecamp is comfortable and the most peaceful place on earth.
3 Mountain Shelter Yurts sit on decks in the middle of the island which give 360 views of live flats and a constant breeze. Spacious yurts with new beds and thoughtful interior surpass expectations.
Terms and Conditions
We highly recommend trip and travel “Cancel for Any Reason” insurance which you must specifically select. Medical extraction and “Cancel for Any Reason” Travel insurance can be provided by: Global Rescue. Please note: With Global Rescue, in order to get the “Cancel for Any Reason” Coverage you must purchase the policy within 20 days of the initial trip deposit. If costs are added along the way, additional costs must be insured within 20 days of being added. All non-refundable trip costs must be insured. This is not offered to New York State residents.
Front Range Anglers recommends all anglers to have Medical Evacuation Insurance- we recommend Global Rescue, and we HIGHLY recommend Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance. FOR ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: KIM D’[email protected] – 617.459.4200
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Trip Insurance is strongly advised & recommended!